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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta Hie Let Kb ridge Daily Herald VOL. H. LETHBRIDQE, ALTA., TUESDAY, APRIL 8, ltd. NO. REPORT CONSIDERED At CouncU Meeting Statement Will Be Made Public By Engineers C. P. R. Will Not Bore For Gas The city council held its regular meeting last night with the Mayor and Aid. Bowman, Oliver, King Hut- ton, Adams present. The chief matter to come up for consideration was the report of the engineer on the proposed power plant which occupied the attention of the council for ab- out two hours. The secretary gave a statement of bow the iacrease in the estimates was caused anil Superintendent Reid and Engineer Arnold gave detailed explanations regarding the equipment of the plant. These explanations sat isfied a few of the aldermen who were inclined to feel dissatisfied with Smith, Kerry, and Chace, the con- sulting engineers. Both Mr. Tteid and Mr. Arnold showed that they have been looking after the city's interests in the expen diture of so much money. It was also shown thut the complaints of the tenderers, on. the equipment were, without foundation and that the tac- tics of some of the tenderers were Im- eentlerruialy. TO VOTE A bylaw authorizing the additional', expenditure of will be pre- pared and submitted to the ratepay- ers. A. local improvement bylaw for will also be voted upon as soon as possible. At the sugges- tion of the Council, Messrs. Reid and Arnold will prepare a statement for publication showing in -detail the sit- uation and history of the power plant question. This report will be published in a few days. -SALT ST. CROSSING T. McCaugherty appeared on behalf of the farmers north of the river and asked that gates be placed at the crossing at the Round House wor something be done to prevent accl- i cien I... E. Harrison asked that electric j light.Be Installed on Barnes Street in the North Ward. 1 V C. P; B. WILL NOT BORE 1 The C.P.R. wrote stating that they could not consider the proposirion to continue boring for gas in this city as all their apparatus was at work elsewhere. James A. Macdooald wrote saying that Smith Bros, and Wilson would complete the third storey of the fire hall for The communication was referred to the works and prop- erty committeo with power to act. A draft bylaw re electric wiring was referred to Aid. Oliver for re- port. A scale of wages for men at the ppwvsr plant was submitted 'by Supt. Reid was adopted. This gives an in- crease oi two cents per hour to all but ash men and coal men. A DEPUTATION A deputation from the Temperance and Moral Reform League was pres- ent to the council with regard to the red light district. Seeing however that the council had other delegations to entertain, they asked for a future appointment. They will be notified of tie next meet ing of the council. A request from the school board for a sidewalk-on Coutts Street from Bompas to Courtland past the new school was granted. The walk will be laid in sections so that it can be re- moved when permanent walks are laid. With regard to insuring Contractor Simm at the City coal mine, the city will' protect itself in the best way possible. LICENSE MONEY Chi-3f Gillespie wrote asking that a curfew bylaw be favorably considered at the council's earliest The Chief's report for the month showed thot was collected last montlK in fines and licenses. "The real estate licenses amounted 250 'Ceo.. Crinb has been placed.oh the police force during the illness of Ser- geant Silliker. ...The chief's report .-showed' that the force is kept very busy. B. MORTON JONES j AN ASSESSOR PASSES AWAY! IS APPOINTED A gloom was cast over the city last evening when the news spread that B. Morton Jones had succumbed. For several weeks the deceased. had been fighting the battle ;for life with pneu- monia and reports yesterday morn- ing indicated that, he had won. as he had regained consciousness and was apparently improving. The end came last evening about six o'clock and due-; to" heart failure as a result of the long continued strain. Mr. Jones came to lethbridge just about three years ago to. enter into. partnership with C. F- P. Conybeare K. C-, the. firm being known as Conyr beare and Jones. During his briei residence here he became vety popu- Jar, his excellent qualities being soon recognized. He was an active mem- her of St. Augustin's church> taking particular interest in .the music in which he was very proficient. In, so- cial y circles he was a great favprite ancLiwas an enthusiastic tennis r .death is. particularly sad not only because of the untimely- ending: of a most prbmisirig career, but.: also becauBe of the fact that he had been married oialy a few months. .Great sympithy is felt iot "the young widow who is left. She was called from her home in Toronto, where. she was yis7 iting because of his illness and in W. L Cnrrie Appointed Per- manently--Salary ently on the city's staff last night by council. W. L. Qurrie made application for the position of assess- or at a year salary and his ap- plication was accepted. It was shown that there will be work STRAW ROADS Wheat Straw Utfd to Prevent Muddy or Dusty Roads Spokane, Wash., April town streets with wheat straw a means of binding the mud in the spring and keeping down the dust lat- er in the season is being demonstrated this spring, a foot of fresh straw being laid from' curb to curb and packet into the wet ground following a slight rainfall. The experiment is consider- ed to be a success, as the streets are neat and. clean and there is no dust, though traffic from the big wheat ranches is heavy. Country roads in other parts of Washington have been "strawed" for years during the sum- mer months to hold the dust, but this is the first time n been tried in a town and it is not unlikely that other communities will take up the work until permanent pavements are built. W. W. B. McINNES IS APPOINTED JUDGE Ottawa. April W. B. Mcln- ues, former commissioner to the Yu- kon and defeated Liberal candidate'in Vancouver last general election has been appointed county judge of Bri- tish Columbia with a salary of ACCOMMODATION FOR TRAVELLERS Discussed At Council -Other Board Of Trade Matters Moose Jaw, Sask., April A. J. Kent, wife of a prominent mer'- chant died suddenly -Saturday even- ing. Facts show that Saturday after- noon a parcel containing was left at the Kent .home. After eating supper, took a dose of the alleged medicine. Late in the evening the effects were violent and she died.. It then developed- that it was gopher poison she1 had-taken. Ef- forts are now being made to discov er the identity of the woman who sent- the bottle. Moose Jaw, April' new de- velopments came up in the Kent case up to noon today. The police have no clue to the identity of the woman alleged to have .phoned the deceased a few hours before her. death and the boy alleged to have delivered the par- cel containing the poison has not re- sponded' to the offer of .a reward. Facts point to the case being either of murder or suicide. The stom- ach of the deceased was sent for anal- ysis to the bacteriological department at and the 'inquest' will be held Thursday. On-behalf of the Board of Trade C. G. K. Nourse and E. A. Cunningham waited on the city council- last night regarding the providing of accommo- dation for travellers and settlers who on account of the great influx of tiers are unable to secure" accommor dation at the hotels. These gentle- men suggested erecting tents on the square or. putting up a shed near the Immigration Hali. After some dis- cussion the council turned the mat- ter over to the committee with authority to spend and placing the use of the market build- ing; in "the" of the Board of Trade for the accommodation of the travelling public. A man will have to be appointed to look after the nfatter. Only those who are secure a room at the hotels, will be given a cot in the market: These will be sold tickets. A letter i-egardmg the annual grant to the Board of Trade was read: The: council were .in favor of making the grant but want a statement as to the purposes for which it is to be used and also a statement of last year's both of which requests were embodied in a resolu- tion granting a further sum of 000 to the Board oi Trade. During the discussion the Mayor spoke strqugly against the appoint- ing of a pablieity commissioner. Aid. Oliver thought some of. the .foremost Another official was placed perrnan- citizens who compose the Board shoxild be entrusted witte the spend- ing of Aid. Adams thought the council should kno'vr how the money was spaat. The Board will be asked to report monthly as to its expend itun-s. It iha.t a committee from the council meet a committee from to employ the attention of a man al] thc Board of Trade to make the aj> the year as a couple of clerks would ppintment of a publicity comn.'is- have to be procured if the appointment sioner were not made. Mr. Currie, however, is not expected to assist- ants for some time. .The salary dates from the date oi Mr. Currie-'s arrival in the city. Re .had- been .previously engaged to make an expert assessment- of the city foi GREAT DOC KACE IN THE YUKON A PROMINENT MOOSE JAW WOMAN Killed By Gopher Poi- son-Parcel Marked Medicine WET OR DRY IN MICHIGAN Strenuous Fight Between Liquor and Temperance Detroit, Mich., April or is the question today in 27 counties in the lower penninsula of Michigan "which are voting on local option. There are upwards of saloons and 14 breweries and whole sale liquor houses in these counties which will be driven out of business if the campaign of the anti-saloon league during the past two months re- sults in success in all the counties. Confronted by the most ambitious campaign which the anti-saloon lea- gue has ever undertaken against them in Michigan, the liquor interests have made a hard fight. Leaders on both sides expressed confidence today but it was generally conceded that local option will be sure to be carried in a number of counties. GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL HAS RESIGNED Edmonton, April Fraser, who has held the position of inspector of Mines for Alberta, has resigned to accept the position of manager for the .Crow's Nest Coal Company at Michel, east of Fernie. COUNCIL'S ACTION DISAPPROVED In Providing Accommodation For Transients In Market Building KING EDWARD GOD- FATHER OF AMERICAN CHILD London, April is stated that King Edward will be god-father to the son of Mr. and Mrs." John .Hubert Ward, who was born -on March 24 last. Mrs. .Ward was Miss Jean Eeid, daughter of the tT." S. Ambassador. GRAIN To Liverpool Reso- lution Introduced By Dr. Schaffner a few days he was no more. The deceased was a son of Rev. Septiroua Jones of the Church of the Redeemer, Toronto. He was forty-one years of age, was educated at. Upper Canada College, Toronto, and .'To- ronto University where he got his B. C. L. degree. After graduating he practiced at Kempiville and Col- borne, Ont, and then entered into partnership with- Mr. Irwin of To- ronto, with whom he. practiced eight years previous to coming to Leth- bridge. -'In he was promin- ent in musical circles -being organ- ist of St: George's church and a mem- ber, of the Mendolssohn choir. -THe funeral will be held afternoon and will be conduct- ed fuTQ: Masonic inr ceremony. the fun- eral will after the ar- rival of his Harry S. Jones, of; Calgary, on the local this after- noon. GchwelUer Bros, arc occupying Gcr old stand THREE WEDDINGS Saturday there were wo wed- dings in. which local young people were the contracting pa'rtie- Villiain Bennett and Mary Rosbaski were ?nar- ried in the Presbyterian church at Pincher Creek. William McLennan and MadgG Hill were marr'o J at Knox church of this city by tho jniuLnn, Rev. A. M. Gordon, afterwards going to Pincher Creek, where thjy well Mr. and -Mrs. Bennett we grests of Fred Collins as. a -Jinnor en in the Alberta Hotel. On Saturday evening, in thc home of the bride's father, James Suinncr and Jane Gr. McLeary were united in marriage by Bev. Wm. Reid of this city. A large number of friends and relatives witnessed the ceremony and partook of the wedding dinner. Mr. ana Mrs. Sumncr were 'very popular in StaffordviHe and on the occasion of their wedding were the recipients Seattle. April A special from Nome states that the cable Nome- which was a check for the of the en mills where Mrs. Sumner was em- ployed some time. A 'very pleasant evening spent by the party. If good withes can make people happy Mr. and Mrs. Sumticr should be hap- Candle Creek dog race, promoted by the Nome Kennel Club upon which hundreds of thousands of dollars wagered was won by Berger's teams numbers one and two, driven by .Scotty Allen and Percy Blatcbiord respectively. .They finished first and second as named. Berger wins the purse of in gold, and also will hold for a year the handsome Sutor trophy hung up fcr the All Alaska Sweepstakes. The distance was 412 miles and the winners time was 82 hours and 2 min- utes. The second dog team was 17. minutes behind the first. Fink's Si- berian dogs, upon whose success was wagered became snow blind find .finished third. There were fourteen teams in- the, race. which be- "gan last Thursday. The 'course was lined with citixens of, whom many closed their places of business dur- ing the contest. The was made in a blizzard and the temperature. ranged from 10 to 30 degrees below zero. The winners broke last year's record by about 24 hours. Ottawa, April house today exhibited a striking contrast to the up- roarious scenes of Friday. Many of the members, particularly from the West have already left the Easter holidays and the deliberations cen- tered chiefly around private bills and Dr. Schaffner's resolution .calling for Government operation of elevators. Even Mr. Conmee's bills, which have a faculty of raising, questions of provincial rights-did not rouse the house from its dreamy slumber. Peace in abundance reigned and there was an of "'mutual .recrimin- ations." Dr. Schaffner, of Souris, moved the following the pres- ent system of operating terminal and transfer elevators is detrimental to the .interests of the Western grain producers and that the shouldftake steps to oper- ate at. Ft. William and-Port Arthur and the transfer ele- between these terminals and the ,-pblintIc seaboard." argued strongly in favor of gov- ernment control of the grain "of the West to Liverpool and Government ownership and operation of transfer elevators at Montreal and other sea- ports. Under the present system, Dr.. Schaffner claimed there was imperfect grading, dishonest weight, excessive dockage charges and above all a loss of the wheat's identity. Mr. Lake, of Qu'Appelle strongly supported the res- olution. Hon. Templeman's bil) requiring the manufacture of patent cattle foods to j- 1C "l On being asked by the Herald re- porter this morning if the Board of Trade would be satisfied "with the ac- tion Council are taking in connection with the accommodation for visitors to the city, Mr. C. G. K. Nourse, the President, made the fol- lowing statement: "I am not prepar- ed to say if the of Trade will be satisfied with the Council's action, 1'ersonally, T am not at all satisfied. 1 do not think the market is a suit- able place, 'either from a. sanitary :stand point or any other. Ii th-i City Council to kill the mar- ket'; the best way of doing it is to think the health officer would at all approve of the Council's plan. Just why the Square should be consider- od such a sacred piece of ground I am unable to say, it appears to me it is time that it was put i o some practical use. 'To. utilize the market to accommodate strangers would require a guide so. that they could find a place. Please under- stand that I am only expressing my personal views, the Council of tbo Board of Trade will have an oppor- tunity of giving their kiews> at the meeting on Thursday." Lundy left yesterday for A week's Crip to the HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. TO GIVE-CONCERT The High School iLterary.Society is to give a grand concert in the fine big assembly room of the. new Central School on Tuesday evening, the day of the. opening. The students are pre- paring an fully up to if not even exceeding the high standard set by previous entertain- ments they have given. The children from .all departments -will have places on the programme; -The auditorium h by far .the best in the city but. it will undoubtedly be full, not only to hear the programme but to see the splen- did'new school. DETECTIVKFOTO CARTRIDGE SHELLS registered and that the package bear a guaranteed analysis of its con- tents was read the first time. Private bills had the right of way during the whole of the afternoon. Hamilton, Ont., April day. Miller in searching the premises ad- mer street, discovered a number of empty cartridges where the snow had melted. He declined to discuss the find. CITY AND DISTRICT. DENIES BEING J He Was Told To Sign Agreement Board Member Coming To Consult the District Officials This afternoon F. H. Sherman, Pres- ident of District 18, of the United Mine Workers of America, called up the Herald from Frank with regard to the telegram published yesterday, from President T. J. Lewis saying that the district officers had been no- tified io sign up the agreement. He says that the statement is absolutely untrue. "No such instructions have been received by any district officer." Asked if he could account for the tele- gram published, Mr. Sherman de- clared. that he knew nothing of it more than he saw in the Herald. This morning he received .a message from the International Headquarters say- ing that a member of the Internation- Board was coming to consult with the District Board- In reply to an inquiry as' to how tilings were going with the strikers, he said that everything looked very favor- able but he could not say how long the strike would last. "Every local he said, "has upheld the. ac- tion of the officers." There is to be meeting of the District Board at Frank tomorrow. With the Local Union. The local miners term the report as to the strike being practically settled, published in .yesterday's Herald, bosh." Secretary Peacock talked with President Sherman yesterday and he reported everything to be favorable. to the men. "When the public know more about our business than we do, I throw up :he said Mr. Peacock: "As to Mr. Sherman -notifying the unions' to fine all union men who went to work, we have not heard a word." Mr. Peacock also showed that it was _mpossible: for operators or any out-. aider, to understand a wire from Pres- ident Lewis as a: -secret.' -code of sig- nals, arc used. -Besides he thinks it that Mr.' -Lewis should inform the operators as toT his busi- If the report should be true -there will be something doing when the min- At Frank Regarding the coal miners' strike, it is reported that the Maple Leaf mine has commenced work but Hill- crest, Bellevue, Lille and Coleman, are still out. Sherman says that they will stand by him until they get the same .agreement as Fernie has. Very little news can be gather- ed. Frank mine is working and turn- ing out four hundred tons per day.. The dispute seems to be that the mine, companies which, are on strike .thai miners are not allowed to .work unless the? join the union.. This has not. been the above mentioned companies. Strike Will Be Settled Ottawa, April Labor Depart- ment has received reliable advjces from the West stating thatrthe strike in the coal district of :Leth'bridge and P'ernie probably would be ended im- mediately without intervention of. the board of conciliation and investiga- tion. STATIONS TO TRAIN MINERS IN RESCUE WORK Washington, April for: the training of miners in rescue work have been established recently by the big coal companies of the country, .as the result of demonstrations made by. the TL S. geological survey, at its sta- tion iii PittsDurg.jind its substation at Urbana, Illinois, land the. experiments to be made will htve the effect of de- creasing the loss of life in mine .dis- asters. The most complete of the new stations is that of the Frick Coke Co. which employs men near Con- nellsville, Pa. A corps of six ;men is being trained in the use of the oxygen helmet, a device which admits' artifi- cial breathing for two hours in the most deadly gases, The men ,are, be- ing given daily drill in an 'air_ tight' room filled with gas that will not support life and are learning how ;to use the helmets. HUNDREDS ARE COMING DAILY Rush Of Settlers Through Winnipeg Is Very large Winnipeg, April week-is a busy one in immigration, and the rush commenced. A special train arrived at noon with two hundred English settlers on board, bounu west. At 5 o'clock this afteru i a special brought another7 batch of iwo hundred Britishers. Early tomorrow- morning another special will a-rive with another, two hundred, mostly English. One hundred American far- mers, from Nebraska, with ..forty-five cars of today und ceeded .to their destinations. 1 heir.: fara.iiies wil.1 follow next week. CITY AND: DISTRICT- There .will be a meeting of the In- "ter'mediate Lacrosse, club at" the Dal- las Hotel this evening at 8 o'clock. -The intermediate baseball team -will play, at .Raymond on Good Fri- OBJECT TO FREE CANADIAN COAL Washington, April against the free importation of Can- adian coal as provided for in the Payne tariff bill were made at a meet- ing here today by representatives of every coal district-in West Virginia and "by a representative of the state- of Washington. Resolutions were adopted which declare that exclusion of West Virginia from the Great Lak-v es trade, due to the increased differ- entials in freight rates and the .loss of the: New England markets to Nova Scotia by removing the duty on Can- adian coal' would so injure th.e West Virginia coal industry that most of r- mines would be compelled; shut'down.-. Andn-w Carruthers of Winnipeg. joining the Kinrade home on Herki- of of A. Caruthers Co., hide and wool dealers, who have a branch in T-ethbridge, died in TViu- nipeg ou Saturday. He wits proni- inent in financial, social and churoii circles. Already the Kerr Co. h.'ive sold a few qxiarter-s of their tract near Card There will be a game of football oh stort, but next week the general sale between thej to thc public will commence. Sam Little of -Portage la Prairie is in, the city. He is bringing in a carload of potatoes from. Manitoba CITY AND DISTRICT. O. G. MoRatt an experienced hard- ware man from Moose Jaw, arrived last night to join the staff at C. W.. Gray's hardware store. The local of the Masonic Order are requested to meet at tM: lodge room an hour tuner? al of B. Morton Jones. The service ta lodge room will be open to the public is a most service. It IK requested that as many as pos- of the Masons will be present. wiU be by the Sforth Star Lodge. Caledonians and the Royal Collier- ies. It will be Scotch vs. Scotch as a practice game to assist the com- mittee in picking the team for the match on Good Friday, when it will be Scotch vs. W. H. Preston of Groton, S.D., has just landed at New Dayton with a steam plow outfit. He will com- mence breaking tomorrow on the farm of Lee Ummell, two miles west of New Dnyton. This makes eight plows now operating in. the The second Whist Drive of the sea- son arranged by tho Sons of Eng- land will be held on Wednesday ev- ening in thc Lodge Room at 8.30, All members nnd their lady friends are cordially invited to take part. Lodge will open at 7.30 sharp. and will return to Manitoba with sev- eral carloads of horses. Thomas Owne from Portage, Wis- consin, has purchased two sections near .Cardston from the Kerr Co. and expects to move onto his land at once and begin development work. The Western Plumbing Co., have just completed their tract _ to in- staH plumbing fixtures in CITY A.ND DISTRICT. Alex. Milts, who spent .Sun-day in the city leaves for Calgary :today.._..-. A. F. McDufi'ie of Raymond was in city last night. Mrs. T. S. Harold and family gone to Vancouver, B.C., to her husband, who went there severiil weeks ago. Mrs. McNicol returned Saturday from a visit.to Frank. She was ac- companied by her mother, Mrs. Fos- ter, who will be with her for a few weeks. A special train ran on the streets of the city today. It consisted of a traction engine and plow, followed ;by f.wo cabooses, a buggjr and a cow. We suppose the cow acted as a brake whon descending a hill. The Y. M. C. executive met last night and chose S. Jr Shepherd, W. McLclland, nnd R, R. Davidson to represent club in thc debate at Medicine Hat. The date has been postponed until May G at the request of the Y.M.C. at tho Hat. 'byterian They have the a- paratus in the new Sherlock block. Rapid progress in being made with the uig bridge which is constracted right down to the river. Hundreds of people visit the daily to the wonderful structure and to watcn the men working at the -dizzy height. MANY TELEPHONES WERE INSTALLED During March there were thirty-four telephones installed in Lethbridge. This is by far the greatest number in any or city in the province in population. r IRISHMEN COMPLAIN Ottawa, April Trade Commissioner Bickerdike at Belfast, says Belfast business men complain of carelessness arid delay on the part of the Canadian firms in replying to ;